Tanya: Cancer is Transformational

Having her chickens come home to roost helped heal Tanya Bailey of St. Paul, MN, during and after treatment for cancer in her left tonsil, at the base of her tongue and lymph nodes.

Real chickens. Silkies. In a back-yard coop, built by Tanya’s husband and primary caregiver, Peter.

Tanya is a social worker, therapist and animal-assisted interactions specialist at the University of Minnesota. She runs a program in which the campus community can interact with registered therapy animals, including chickens.